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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 1, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 20, Issue 1058




The draft strategy sets our direction for sustainably managing the waterway for the next 20 years.

Comment online or find out more at a drop-in session:

Saturday, 2nd February
12 - 2pm, Church Point Wharf

Comments close Sunday, 3rd February.


Congratulations Greg Roberts OAM


Mr Gregory Blaxland ROBERTS
Scotland Island
NSW 2105

For service to the community of Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC)
  • Committee member.
  • Bronze Medallion Instructor.
  • Member 1955 to late 70's.
Rotary Club of North Sydney
  • Projects  such  as  development  of  the  Safer  Driver  Course'  for  year  11  and  12  secondary students, working with small committee.
  • Member, since 1966 to 2009.
Scotland Island Resident's Association (SIRA)
  • President 2000-2003.•Vice-President, 1996-1999.
  • Committee member, 1996-2012.
  • Member, since 1966 and Life Member
Pittwater Community
  • Member  Representing  SIRA,  Pittwater  User  Group,a  community  group  concerned  with the best and fairest use of the waterway of Pittwater, since 2009.
  • Pittwater Strategic  Plan  2020,  working  with  the  then  Pittwater  Council  and  the  community, 2010.
  • Member,   Built   Environment   Group,   3   years,   including   development   Steps  to  a  Sustainable Home' booklet.
Home Access Association
  • Founder and Member, 2000-2013. (representing home owners who can only get to the mainland by water to achieve a fair basis from Crown Lands, achieved in 2013)
  • Contributor, Sustainable Ingleside Advocacy Group, since 2014.
Awards and recognition include:
  • Environment Award, Pittwater Council

Congratulations Greg, we are all very proud of you.  This award and recognition of what you have done is truly deserved!


Bulky Goods Clean Up

Monday, February 4


  • Please read Collection Guidelines before putting your material out!  
  • The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)


  • Asbestos is extremely hazardous to everyone’s health.
  • This includes what is known as “fibro” which is an asbestos based product.
    URM is legally bound and reserves the right to close down the collection should any asbestos be found thrown out for the Clear Out


  • Computers & TV's
  • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
  • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
  • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
  • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
  • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants
  • Unacceptable Items will not be collected

    It is your responsibility to remove unacceptable items from roadside


  • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
  • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
  • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
  • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
    • Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials

The waste collection team will greatly appreciate your co-operation.


NBC NOtice

Mona Vale Road (East) upgrade to Commence

IMPORTANT information for motorists using Mona Vale Rd, between Ingleside & Mona Vale each day. The 3.2km Mona Vale Road (East) upgrade from 2 lanes to 4 lanes starts next Tuesday 29th January.

First Activities:
  • removing trees, shrubs and other vegetation on both sides of Mona Vale Road between Daydream Street, Mona Vale, and Lane Cove Road, Ingleside
  • installing traffic controls, such as barriers, signs, line-marking
  • setting up the site compound for the project team
  • delivering materials and equipment to site.

Potential Disruptions:
  • noise and dust from rock cuttings
  • traffic changes such as contra-flows and detours
  • traffic delays, including additional heavy vehicles on the roads
  • night work
  • driveway realignment for several residents on Mona Vale Road
  • major utility relocations in and around Ponderosa Parade, Samuel Street and Foley Street.
January 2019 project update(PDF: 11.6Mb)

Visit RMS Webpage: Mona Vale Road East upgrade - Manor Road, Ingleside to Foley Street, Mona Vale

Also available in pittwater Online news issue 391 :
Upgrade Of Mona Vale Road East To Commence This Month - an overview of what to expect


Rubber Jellyfish

Wednesday 20 February 2019

6:30 PM

Hoyts Warringah Mall

The film, Rubber Jellyfish, is a delightful and engaging documentary which explores the adverse effect of one of our favourite party products, the helium balloon, on the environment, its potentially deadly effect on human beings, and its heartbreaking impact on sea turtles. The event will include an introductory speech and Q&A by marine animal activist, educator and plastic warrior Malin Frick of Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew.


Details of the screening are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Hoyts Warringah Mall

If you wish to view a trailer or find out more information about the film you can visit: https://rubberjellyfishmovie.com/watch/

If you wish to share the event it may be shared from the Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew Facebook page at this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/338402106990309/. From this page you can also invite your own Facebook friends to the event.

To reserve tickets please visit: https://tickets.demand.film/event/6708qLvdnQla

Nb: If you are not familiar with Demand Films, unlike a traditional movie showing Demand Film screenings require that a minimum number of tickets be reserved within 5 days of the event in order for the screening to occur, so please encourage interested people to book early.


The Co-Op Club Presents

February 2019 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm


The Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents the finest live music North side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself in some wonderful music by the waters edge with great friends, your favourite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious menu specials. 
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633



Wanted artists and/or horticulturist/plant lovers

I am creating a series of short videos for an American company PLANTPOP https://plantpop.com who feature short documentary style videos about the relationships between people and plants.

I’m particularly looking for people who interact creatively with plants or feature plants in their artworks. The company are keen to get an international perspective and I would like to work locally with our community members so I can have the opportunity to show off our diverse skills. There would be no payment, however it would be a good opportunity to get exposure for what you do.

If you are interested or know someone that might be please let me know! :)

Contact: Micah Lihachov
Email: micahlihachov@gmail.com
Phone: 0421 112 994


Looking for a commuter boat Feb to Dec 2019

We are a couple experienced living offshore (Lovett Bay) and dealing with boats and commuter wharf.

From end-Feb to beginning Dec 2019 we'll be minding a house with deep front Jetty on Scotland Island.
We sold our polycraft last year and were wondering if someone would be interested to rent or lease us a commuter boat (with canopy) for the period.

We would  service it at the end of the period (on top of the rent) and I can get a ticket for commuter wharf under my name.
Since I work from home, the boat would rarely be kept at the wharf..
Open to any proposition around the concept.

Jean Paul and Jen


Lovett Bay Home to Rent


Three bedroom waterfront home available for immediate rent.

Very sheltered northerly aspect. Flat lawn and  deepwater jetty / pontoon.

Tel 0420 995 224


Boat for Sale

We recently purchased a larger boat so our 4.3M Coxcraft dearly referred to as "Gumleaf"  is for sale.
  • Fiberglass boat, hull in excellent condition.boat
  • Original Engine Yamaha 40 HP 2 stroke, starts every time. Very easy.
  • All boat covers replaced last year. So, stay dry this winter.
  • Replaced entire steering 18 months ago.
  • Equipped with lights, bilge bump, safety gear.
  • Bottom is clean, but it is due for anti-foul.
Island price $ 3500.00
Contact: Mary 0438 632 855 or email mcfrey37@gmail.com


Furniture For Sale - Scotland Island




Queen mattress- $100 IKEA Sultan Horninge Spring Mattress
Good Condition

Queen Mattress and bed base - $50
Comfortable/ good condition/ has a few stains( but only from spilt tea or water!)

Ikea Molger coffee table/ bench
Good condition $25

Ikea Frosta stools
2 available $5 each

Ikea Lerhamn dining table
Good condition $50

Ikea Bekvam Stepstool  $10

Ikea Forhoja Kitchen Island Bench/Trolley
Good condition $ 100

Double drawer filing cabinet /bedside table

Queen size sofa bed
Very comfortable/ thick mattress

Caravan $500
Great for kids retreat/cubby/extra bedroom
Has some water damage in one corner
Tows fine but may need to be lifted off site
Have checked and local truck guys can do this.

Please call Sophie on 0432611976
Or email sophie_hay@hotmail.com


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site - www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar -click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page - click to go to Page

Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 - http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
http://www.westpittwater.com.au/rural-fire-brigade/WPRFB-contacts - 9997-3795
Offshore Photo Gallery -offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
  • Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine Park
  • Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Before & After School Care
  • 8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until 6.00pm
  • Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
  • Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
Scotland Island Community Hall BookingsBarbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
John Gavagna at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Justice of the Peace  -  Graham Stenner - 0407216405
Justice of the Peace  -  Carolyn Milani - 0409914699
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Top water purification system installed for offshore homes:  Call Juliette 0418349448
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - kathando@yahoo.com
Building Design and Drafting Services  - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph. 0450331573
email: samuelamadej@gmail.com
Qualified Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage - Mona 0490701213
Island Based Cleaner - Uses predominantly Organic & Natural Products - Mona 0490701213

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am.
Drop-In Easy Hatha Yoga - Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Northern Beaches eNewsletter - Sign up for the Northern Beaches Council monthly e-newsletter
Northern Beaches Have your Say - https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/have-your-say
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sunrise & Sunset
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

Archived Newsletters

A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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